BICSI Releases Brand New Data Center Curriculum

BICSI Remains at the Forefront of Data Center Design Training with the Newly Released DC102: Applied Data Center Design and Best Practices

Aug 25, 2015, 12:29 ET from BICSI

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BICSI, the association advancing the information and communications technology (ICT) community, has recently released the newest course in its suite of training options in the field of data center design.

Data center construction in the global market is expected to register an annual compound growth rate of 21 percent through 2018. As such, there is a demand for qualified ICT professionals who are knowledgeable in data center design. With the rapid change in technology associated with the complex systems in data centers, it is imperative that the individuals involved in the design process are up-to-date with the latest information in the field.

DC102: Applied Data Center Design and Best Practices course is a five-day course that provides an in-depth review of best practices for designing data centers. Throughout the course, students are introduced to various data center infrastructure systems and have an opportunity to apply what they learn by engaging in case studies, discussions and real-world scenarios.

The new course was developed based on ANSI/BICSI 002-2014, Data Center Design and Implementation Best Practices. Considered the foundation standard for data center design around the world, ANSI/BICSI 002-2014 provides requirements, guidelines and best practices applicable to any data center. The standard, coupled with the DC102 course, gives individuals vital training to design and implement these important systems.

"This is a very professional course with a large amount of content and practices that cover, in a high degree of detail, the main themes relating to a data center," said Pablo Rynkowski, BICSI's Uruguay Country Chair, who participated in a pilot of the DC102 course in July.

"BICSI is committed to bringing the best education to individuals in the ICT industry," said BICSI President Michael Collins, RCDD, RTPM, CCDA, NCE. "This new course, like all training within the BICSI Learning Academy, employs learning techniques designed to help students fully understand the concepts and practices of data center design, allowing them to apply what they've learned to excel in their careers."

Registration is now available for several scheduled DC102 courses. Details can be found at

BICSI is a professional association supporting advancing the information and communications technology (ICT) community. ICT covers the spectrum of voice, data, electronic safety & security, project management and audio & video technologies. It encompasses the design, integration and installation of pathways, spaces, optical fiber- and copper-based distribution systems, wireless-based systems and infrastructure that supports the transportation of information and associated signaling between and among communications and information gathering devices.

BICSI provides information, education and knowledge assessment for individuals and companies in the ITS industry. We serve nearly 23,000 ICT professionals, including designers, installers and technicians. These individuals provide the fundamental infrastructure for telecommunications, audio/video, life safety and automation systems. Through courses, conferences, publications and professional registration programs, BICSI staff and volunteers assist ICT professionals in delivering critical products and services, and offer opportunities for continual improvement and enhanced professional stature.

Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, USA, BICSI membership spans nearly 100 countries.